Judy Ann (Hartmann) Matthias, 69, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Plainfield, Iowa, died Friday, October 8, 2010 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo from an apparent heart attack.
Judy was born on August 26, 1941, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of William and Barbara (Minkler) Volbruck. She attended school in Waterloo, but never finished. She received her GED June 6, 1998. She was married in 1959, to Theodore Meyer, later divorced; she then married Dennis Hartmann in 1973, later divorced. On August 2, 1982, she was united in marriage to Victor S. Matthias. The couple made their home in Waterloo until July of 1986, when they moved to Plainfield. During her life Judy worked for Kmart in Waterloo, Coastal Mart in Waverly, and at Hy Vee in Waverly.
Judy had a very kind heart and would help anyone if she could. Her enjoyments included genealogy, baking and decorating cakes, knitting, crocheting, and cleanliness; however, spending time with her family is what she enjoyed the most.
Judy is survived by her four children; son-Patrick Hartmann of Waterloo, son-Page (Susan Miller) Hartmann of Lacrosse, WI, daughter-Peggy Hartmann of Waterloo, son-Ron Foote of Des Moines; her four stepchildren, Jeff (Kathy) Matthias, Kim (Randy) See, Valarie (Randy) Hinkle, Sheila Matthias; 3 grandchildren; Hiram Tuft of NC, Kara Graham of Nashua, and Terrence Hartmann of Waterloo; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan (Robert) Ferrie of Plainfield; a brother, Glenn (Lorene) Johnson of Nashua; two sisters-in-law, Linda Johnson of Nashua and Linda Johnson of Bremer; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vic in 1997; a daughter, Paula Tuft in 1994; and two brothers, Frank and Eugene Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor Nate Frazee officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Shell Rock. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family and online condolences may be made at www.kaisercorson.com.
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